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Day 2 in the Mountains

It started to snow last night and we had a thin coating of the white stuff this morning. It felt  surreal but so was the news that the NDP won a majority in the provincial election. This province has stubbornly been Progressive Conservative for over 40 years. Wow! That message was loud and clear!

Here’s the cabin I stayed in. It had a satellite TV, microwave oven, BBQ on the porch, DVD’s, flannel sheets and a cozy bed.  I indulged in popcorn, TV and reading, and lighting the fire in the wood stove, important things when you are getting away from it all. When the fire died down it got smokey. The popcorn that I popped in the microwave tasted great but it stunk. The steak I cooked was smoking too.The fire alarm went off. i worried that I would be charged extra if I made the place smelly so I turned up the electric heater and opened the windows and turned on the fans until the air cleared.

The Raven

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I am a city gal. I am so glad that I brought my winter coats, hat and gloves and that I have procrastinated in replacing my snow tires with all-season ones.I forgot how swiftly the weather can change in the mountains. I decided I wanted to drive up the road to Mount Baldy to get a higher view of the world. It was snowing slightly  but as I got higher the snow got heavier and the road was very slippery. I slowed down and frankly thanked God for keeping me safe as I kept going upward , looking for a space wide enough to turn around. It was pretty but no thanks, I wanted to get back down.

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I got down the road safely then thought it would be interesting to see Fish Lake again, under different circumstances.

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After exploring here, I returned to the cabin for lunch and to see if it would clear up.It did, and I drove out to Abraham Lake, to be continued in the next post.

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8 responses

  1. I had to laugh at your ‘smoking’ steak and popcorn experience!

    May 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    • Ha ha it had me in a bit of a panic. There was instructions to press a pause button in case the alarm went off and
      I was scrambling around thinking, “Where is it? Where is it? and there were two alarms and I wasn’t sure which one to press so I picked one (so much for rest and relaxation)

      May 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm

  2. My husband did that with steak too where he is staying too. He made the whole place smell too. Funny story and glad you got your wits about you to solve the dilemma.

    May 11, 2015 at 4:50 am

    • you should hear the horror stories about some of their guests. I didn’t want to be on their “bad” list.

      May 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

  3. An amazing adventure, your photos are so engaging.

    May 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    • Thank you, Charlie, for your appreciation.

      May 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

  4. Maxine Lozinski

    Sounds like you had a great time even if it was a little smoky, Great pictures!

    May 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

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